Modern traffic lights have undergone very little change since they were first pioneered by Utah policeman, Lester Wire in 1912. However, designer Matheus de Luca Moreira Pinto has envisioned a new kind of traffic light system that would fit in with the traffic incidents of modern metropolises more seamlessly. The Solo Traffic Light not only incorporates the primary functions of controlling traffic but also comes with a variety of functions that could be used by law enforcement agencies and emergency workers to assist in managing detours, construction works and road accidents.
The emergency luminaries used in the Solo Traffic Light individually ensure many secondary uses with its three modules allowing multiple urban signaling functions. Since modularity is the essence of the design, the Solo Traffic Light would be useful for society in general as well as companies, industries, police and transit operators. The versatile project is designed to be cost effective during the manufacturing process while its simple and reliable structure which uses a fastening system and two rubber sealing makes it resistant to bad weather conditions.
A snap fit system is sued to assemble the Solo Traffic Light so when the lights need to be repaired or inspected, only the posterior part has to be removed to access its electricals. The fittings and wire passages of the LED board are easily accessible which makes it unnecessary for the entire structure to be dissembled for maintenance purposes. The self-sufficient system is also energy efficient and makes it easier for passengers to see the lights in the day as well.